Wakudumo ‘witch-hunt’ tribal and political - marchers

14 January 2021 | Politics

KENYA KAMBOWE



RUNDU

Some Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) members in the Kavango East Region argue that the recent attacks and calls for the removal of beleaguered governor, Bonifatius Wakudumo, is part of an alleged ploy to dislodge Swapo from its north-eastern stronghold.

This remark is contained in a petition addressed to President Hage Geingob by a group of Wakudumo’s supporters who yesterday marched through the streets of Rundu.

The group condemned the demands of anti-Wakudumo protesters - who marched in the streets of Rundu on 29 December 2020, calling for the removal of the governor after he appointed a Chinese-born Charlie Min Xie as one of his 20 advisors on development in the region.

They congratulated and thanked Geingob for appointing Wakudumo as governor.

Wakudumo on 28 December 2020 revoked his decision to appoint Xie and apologised for the inconvenience his decision had caused.

Politically motivated

“In our considered view, the call for our governor to be dismissed or asked to resign is based on tribal and personal vendettas and is politically motivated,” the petition to Geingob read.

The protesters further claimed that the Kavango Concerned Group are not against the appointment of Xie as Wakudumo’s advisor, but are instead against Wakudumo’s appointment as regional governor.

The group also took aim at Swapo members who took part in the protest, which was organised by anti-Wakudumo protesters, urging party leadership to investigate the matter.

“We Swapo members in the Kavango East Region would like President Hage Geingob, the Swapo secretary-general Sophia Shaningwa and the political bureau to call upon those Swapo members who were involved in the demonstration against our Wakudumo to be taken to disciplinary hearing and use [the] Swapo code of conduct and constitution accordingly,” the petition read.

“We call for an internal investigation in the matter because we know and are sure that some of our party members are the ones who organised and took part in the demonstration.”

The petition was received by Kavango East chief regional officer Ludwig Thikusho, who informed the protestors that their document will be handed over the chairperson of the regional council management committee, Damian Maghambayi.

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